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County takes steps to deter vehicle break-ins
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A security light has been installed in the rear of the County Administrative Building in hopes of deterring vehicle break-ins.
Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency will be parking its vehicles there in the rear parking lot near Chancery Street from now on. UCHRA buses had been parked in the county parking lot between the administrative building and Spring Street, but had experienced some break-ins in that more secluded location.
At their new location, the UCHRA vehicles are visible from Chancery Street and the area will be patrolled regularly by police.
News of the UCHRA vehicle parking situation was delivered Monday night by Commissioner Carl Bouldin during a full meeting of the Warren County Commission.
In other business, Commissioner Blaine Wilcher asked Economic and Agricultural Development Committee chairman Les Trotman if the restrooms at Warren County Fairgrounds could be updated.
“I think we have one of the best fairgrounds in the state. I hope you are looking at updating the restrooms there,” said Wilcher.
Trotman said he had spoken with Warren County A&L Fair president Kevin Lawrence and Lawrence had said he would like to see the restrooms upgraded also.
Education Committee chair Terry Bell said he had spoken with Director of Schools Bobby Cox in the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown, Conn., and Cox said the school system would be arranging for extra patrols and more security at area schools.
Policy and Personnel Committee chairman Ken Martin announced a meeting for his committee on Dec. 26 at 4:45 p.m. at which time members will review applications taken for the spot of judicial commissioner vacated by Herb Rowland.
 Health and Welfare Committee chairwoman Sally Brock announced her committee will set a meeting to evaluate applications for the position of part-time Animal Control worker. The position became available when Frank Locke, who was hired the beginning of November, resigned. His last day on the job was Dec. 8.